March 24, 2018 3:27 pm

Following the vote 47 of the General Chapter Assisi 2017 which requested that the Holy See be asked to terminate the regime of Pontifical Commissary in the community of Mellifont, Dom Richard Purcell, Pontifical Commissary of Mellifont, presented his resignation to the Holy See on December 4, 2017. It was accepted on February 12, 2018 and became effective on March 7, 2018.

On March 17, 2018, Dom Richard Purcell, Abbot of Mount Melleray and Father Immediate of Mellifont, appointed Dom Brendan Freeman (New Melleray / Holy Trinity), Superior ad nutum of Mellifont, according to the recommendations of the ad hoc Commission for the Community of Mellifont of the GC 2017.